Media headlines about Emcor Group (NYSE:EME) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Emcor Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.8375597777482 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several research firms have recently commented on EME. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective (up from $75.00) on shares of Emcor Group in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Emcor Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Emcor Group in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Emcor Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Emcor Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $88.50.

Shares of Emcor Group (NYSE EME) opened at $76.43 on Wednesday. Emcor Group has a 12 month low of $59.76 and a 12 month high of $85.08. The company has a quick ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 1.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,500.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 0.96.

Emcor Group announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, October 26th that allows the company to repurchase $100.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the construction company to buy up to 2.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 30th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 16th were paid a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, January 12th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.42%. Emcor Group’s payout ratio is presently 8.84%.

In other Emcor Group news, Director William P. Reid sold 4,647 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.90, for a total value of $385,236.30. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This report was published by The Cerbat Gem and is owned by of The Cerbat Gem. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and international trademark & copyright legislation. The legal version of this report can be viewed at

About Emcor Group

EMCOR Group, Inc is an electrical and mechanical construction, and facilities services firm in the United States. The Company provides building services and industrial services. Its segments are United States electrical construction and facilities services; United States mechanical construction and facilities services; United States building services; United States industrial services, and United Kingdom building services.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Emcor Group (NYSE:EME)

Receive News & Ratings for Emcor Group Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Emcor Group and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter.